I'm a huge reader. I read all the fine print on a label, sit and read cookbooks for enjoyment, read fiction/non-fiction, newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, read with my book club, worked in a library, etc. So, one of the things I always look for is to see where something is made. And it never ceases to amaze me how little of it is made in the USA.
I make an effort to buy items that are made in this country because it gives me a sense of pride and makes me feel like I'm helping our fellow workers at the same time. From time to time I decided I'm going to high light items that are made in the USA. Here are two I bought this week:
|It seems most pantyhose sold in the US are made here too. $3, Walmart.|
|I got these for my almost 7 year old son at Big R-great rain/mud boots, which he seems to find a lot of. Northerner brand, $14.99.|
There are also two blogs of note where the authors tried to live (one still is) for a year with only items made in America that you might want to check out: chinaatemyjeans.com and mitusa.wordpress.com
Do you want a good database of what's made in the US? Click here.
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